Non-Edible Seeds for the Production of Biodiesel

Authors

  • Suraj Raj Adhikari Prithvi Narayan Campus, Tribhuvan University, Pokhara, Nepal
  • Sunil Dutta Baral Pokhara University, Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal
  • Kusum Pokhrel Gogan Secondary School, Pokhara-32, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/hebids.v8i1.40239

Keywords:

biodiesel, biofuels, Jatropha curcas, non-edible seed, Ricinus communis

Abstract

The global energy demand is increasing day by day. The consumption of the fuel, as well as the demand, is expected to grow rapidly and use of fossil energy is causing harmful impacts on the environment. Biofuels are attractive alternative to petroleum diesel derived from a variety of feedstocks, vegetable oils, animal fats, and waste cooking oil. They are renewable, non-toxic and biodegradable. At present, biodiesel is mainly produced from many edible oils seed. The extensive use of edible oils for production of biodiesel may lead to food crisis. Therefore, production of biodiesel from non-edible oils is a successful method to overcome all the related problems with edible oils.

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Author Biography

Suraj Raj Adhikari, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Tribhuvan University, Pokhara, Nepal

Department of Botany

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Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Adhikari, S. R., Baral, S. D., & Pokhrel, K. (2020). Non-Edible Seeds for the Production of Biodiesel. Himalayan Biodiversity, 8(1), 36–38. https://doi.org/10.3126/hebids.v8i1.40239

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